Under the direction of culinary talents from around the globe, Fontainebleau Miami Beach features innovative culinary concepts, sophisticated surroundings and impeccable service. The resort, headed by Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates, offers an impressive array of renowned restaurants, including Scarpetta, which has earned rave reviews from food lovers living in and visiting Miami Beach.
A triple-A, Four Diamond Award recipient, Scarpetta, by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, offers a regional Italian menu combining the simplicity of Italy’s cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine amidst breathtaking views. An Italian expression that means “little shoe” – or the shape bread takes when used to soak up a dish – Scarpetta represents the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste.
Overlooking the resort’s pool scape, the restaurant features ocean and poolside views, a glass enclosed veranda as well as casual dining areas and a cocktail lounge. A light, airy and sophisticated interior displays a refined nautical palette, with elements that reference mid-century Italian design. Floor to ceiling columns, reminiscent of coral or weatherworn driftwood, line the windows adding an organic, sculptural element.
The restaurant’s bold architectural features highlight Conant’s seasonally inspired Italian fare comprised of farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to his heritage and time spent in Italy. Known for coaxing the most sublime flavors out of the simplest ingredients, Conant creates satisfying and soulful meals that encourage guests to pick up a piece of bread and clear their plates.